Beauden Barrett Beauden Barrett defends Scott Barrett after he was sent off in All Blacks loss to Australia

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Lock Scott Barrett is red carded in the 40th minute after a shoulder charge on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.

Beauden Barrett has jumped to the defence of his red-carded younger brother claiming “he’s not a dirty player”.

Scott Barrett was sensationally sent off in the 40th minute of the 47-26 thrashing at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

But Beauden Barrett – who knows there will be “finger-pointing” in a tough review – was quick to defend his brother despite the weight of a thumping from the Wallabies riding heavily on the All Black lock’s shoulders.


The All Blacks coach conceded that his side were outperformed by a better side in Perth.

“Obviously he’s really disappointed and he’s carrying a lot of responsibility on his shoulders at the moment,” Beauden Barrett said soon after trudging off Perth’s new stadium.

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“But these things happen so we’ve just got to get around him.”

Beauden Barrett said the incident where his younger brother was sent off for ramming his shoulder into the neck of Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was unfortunate but carried no malice and he offered some reassuring words.

“I reminded him that he’s not

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